This Weeks’s Retro Match of the Week goes back to May 1994 writes Wish FM’s Bilko.
In the News: The Channel Tunnel officially opened in Dover after six years of construction, although passengers services wouldn’t commence for another six months.
Television: The BBC’s Nine O’Clock News is extended by an hour after the sudden death of Labour leader John Smith from a Heart Attack. Ironically the program cancelled for the extension was a drama entitled “Cardiac Arrest”
At the Cinema: The highest grossing film was “Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult” starring Leslie Nielsen
Top of the Charts: “Love is all Around” – Wet Wet Wet
Ten days before Wigan would face Brisbane Broncos in the World Club Challenge down under, Wigan were meeting Castleford in a Premiership Final at Old Trafford.
The contest provided mental baggage for Wigan after they had lost 33-2 to Castleford in the Regal Trophy Final earlier in the campaign. Wigan had responded to that by beating them in the Challenge Cup Semi Final at the same venue but the opponents would still fancy their chances.
This final is perhaps remembered most though for a clash between Dean Sampson and Kelvin Skerrett.
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